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Absa Premiership Round 18 – Bloemfontein Celtic vs Kaizer Chiefs
 
Date: 11 February 2015
 
Time: 19:30
 
Venue: Free State Stadium
 
After losing their last league match in 2014 to Orlando Pirates, Bloemfontein Celtic are hoping to start on a clean slate when they entertain Soweto giants, Kaizer Chiefs at the Free State Stadium tonight. The Amakhosi who are top of the standings in the Absa Premiership, are still unbeaten after 18 rounds of PSL action and will go all out in this tie to try and maintain that status.
 
 
BLOEMFONTEIN CELTIC:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 11.94
 
Entries into final third: 68.75
 
Successful passes: 237.06
 
Possession: 48%
 
Tackles: 25.13
 
Recent results:
 
Orlando Pirates 2-1 Bloemfontein Celtic (Lamola 44’)
 
Mpumalanga Black Aces 0-2 Bloemfontein Celtic (Mhango 61’, 89’)
 
Bloemfontein Celtic 0-0 Moroka Swallows
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Keagan Ritchie, 2.57 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Musa Nyatama, 38.25 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Frank Mhango, 1.67 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Lerato Lamola (5) (5 PSL)
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Musa Nyatama (5) (5 PSL) 
 
KAIZER CHIEFS:
 
Averages per game for 2014-15 season:
 
Shots on goal: 16.3
 
Entries into final third: 69.61
 
Successful passes: 353.22
 
Possession: 54%
 
Tackles: 23.91
 
Recent results:
 
Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Mpumalanga Black Aces (Masango 60’)
 
Kaizer Chiefs 2-1 Free State Stars (Nkhatha 35’ ; Nkosi 52’)
 
Kaizer Chiefs 1-0 Chippa United (Parker 56’)
 
Key performers:
 
Defender (most tackles): Tsepo Masilela, 2.24 tackles per game
 
Midfielder (most passes): Reneilwe Letsholonyane, 66.5 passes per game
 
Forward/Striker (most shots): Kingston Nkhatha, 2.41 shots per game
 
Top goal scorer (all competitions):
 
Reneilwe Letsholonyane (7) (5 PSL; 2 MTN 8) 
 
Top assists (all competitions): 
 
Siphiwe Tshabalala (6) (5 PSL; 1 TKO)
 
 
Key Stats:
 
The visitors look better on paper in terms of stats and this could count in their favour as Stuart Baxter’s charges will be amped up to record yet another victory. Siwelele on the other hand have already beaten the Amakhosi at the same venue in ‘pre-season’ when they overcame the Glamour Boys in the Macufe Cup. Clinton Larsen’s men have the upper hand when it comes to tackles: 25.13, with the visitors sitting on 23.91.

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